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Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 4:00pm EDT
new details about the activities of the nsa, the agency collected thousands of internet communications with no terror connections. the intent was to go far beyond what it had originally disclosed. we'll go deeper in that side of the story later in this newscast. the soldiers that killed 16 afghan civilians in a rampage last year faced more of his victims' families. the trial for sergeant bales has recessed for the day. there are 30 counts of murder, attempted murder and assault. allen schauffler is life for us, how likely is the jury to grant a possibility. you talk to others who know the military system, and they say simply no way. considering what he did. this man will get life in prison, period. they stopped hearing testimony for the day right now. we did hear from a couple of witnesses from afghanistan this morning. now we're hearing the other side, the defense's turn, and they're putting a human face on the monster the robert bales we've heard described by a whole string of prosecution witnesses. good time bobby is what his oldest brother named him today while he was on the stand.
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 8:00pm EDT
before being granted even the possibility of parole. al jazeera washington. >> the nsa collected up to 56,000 e-mails and other communications by americans with no connection to o terrorism ovr the past three years. they show that the nsa was ordered to find ways to limit the information it collects and how long it keeps it. >>> former army major nadal hassan spoke three words today, the defense rests. >> reporter: he had wanted to tell jurors he killed u.s. soldiers to save muslim lives in afghanistan, but the military judge deemed that argument irrelevant. the american-born nadal hassan was limited to addressing the fact of the case, the facts the accused agrees with. >>> most observers would call this an unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, but he told the jury on day one that he is the shooter. he's charged with 16 murders one was a civilian. in his case against hassan prosecutors painted a scene of heroism and chaos during the attack. 89 prosecutors witnesses took the stand. a retired staff sergeant who was shot seven times. a police officer who shot the attacker in
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 11:00pm EDT
. >> the nsa collected up to 50 million e-mails and other communication buys americans with no connection to terrorism over three years, this information revealed today after the nsa did he classified three secret u.s. court opinions. they also show that the nsa was order today find ways to limit the information it collects and how long it keeps it. in south korea, where it's already thursday, workers are heading back in to north korea to reopen the instrument park. south korean officials say 253 business men and women have begun crossing the border in to north korea, they are heading to inspect the facilities there. but countries agreed last week to resume operations if their trouble joint -- at their trouble joint industrial park. it closed in april due to concerns over north korea's nuclear program. i one of the most intriguing thames otales of fault our in mn china. once a rising star in china. on thursday he goes on trial facing charges of corruption, and abusive power, all tinged with a tale of murder, we track the plunge from the party elite and how his memory is being wiped from t
Aug 22, 2013 6:30am EDT
three former navy football players. they face a court martial later on this month. >>> the nsa has built a network that can access as much as 75% of all u.s. web traffic. the wall street journal reported the agency sometimes retains the content of the e- mails between u.s. citizens and filters some domestic phone calls that use internet connections. now, a spokesperson from the nsa says that the nsa's signal intelligence mission is centered on defeating foreign adversaries who basically aim to harm the country that we defend from the united states, from such threats that will fiercely be working to protect the privacy rights of u.s. persons. >>> a partner helped expose america's secret surveillance programs has filed a lawsuit over his detainment at heathrow airport. [ inaudible ] >> i yell at her and say, police, stop running. >> it shows these guys were actually doing exactly what they were train and how they were trained to do it. it was flawless. >> there are now 10 cameras being used, one by every officer on every shift. the laurel police department has been using the eyegra
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 1:00pm EDT
-jazeera. i'm del walters. there are more accusations by snowden on nsa spying. he says 450 communications from the u.n. headquarters were also compromised. and at this hour, a train has derailed in russia -- mexico injuring commuters but it can not be determined what caused the derailment. >>> the trial of hosni mubarak was adjourned until september 14th. here is jonathan betz with more on the court hearings today. >> two big stories here in court today concerning hosni mubarak. the first one, the charges for the deaths of protestors for the uprising in 2011. he appears in court wearing sunglasses and in a cage. there were questions as to whether he would appear in court but he did to make it clear to the court and those watching as it is streamed across egypt that he will face those charges. meanwhile, morsi's hearing was very brief. charges were simply read and he did not appear. he remains in jail in an unknown location and has not been given access to an attorney. >>> if confirmed, last week's gas attack in syria would be the worst of its kind since assan took over power in syria. >>
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 4:00pm EDT
. the nsa is in the spotlight once again. the national security administration, this time facing new allegations of spying on the u.n. policy, and just prescribe the facts. >>> more revelations from leaker edward snowden about the extent of spying by the nsa. national security agency tapped into the united nations video conference system by decrypting it. that according to documents provided by snowden to the german magazine "der spiegel" saying the nsa decripped more than 450 communications from the u.n.'s headquarters in new york. u.s. army major nadal hasan will face a military jury on monday. they will have to decide whether he lives or whether he dies. he was found guilty in connection with the 2009 fort hood sheeting. one carlos molina has more on the tasks the jury faces. >> the conviction was never in doubt. >> unanimous finding of guilty to the first charge of 13 counts of premeditated murder and guilty of 32 counts of the additional charges of attempted premeditated number. >> determiningly the fate of u.s. army major nadal hasamgins monday. his fate will be in the hands of
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 2:00am EDT
security agency is under fire. according i to new information e nsa collected 56,000 e-mails of americans with no connection to terrorism. it was revealed that they classified three secret court continues and they found ways to limit the information it collects and how long it keeps it. that will do it for this edition of al jazeera news. i'm stephanie sy. we're back at 4:00 a.m. eastern with another news update. thanks so much for watching, and you, of course, can get news all day any time at the water -- it requires this new warning.
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 1:00pm EDT
with nsa, surveillance, incarceration of people of color, issues around gender and sexuality in this country. it's the issues that is going to sustain this moment, not this coming together. >> reporter: marc anthony neal, thank you for being with us today. to sum up what happened today and why it's so important and what happened 50 years ago is to think about a movement when people picked up the phone and started calling each over, the phone that was joined house by house by the line or going to church and hearing about it from the pulpit or going to work and talking in hushed tones because they were afraid their bosses might listen. and then daring to travel to the movement by bus, wondering if you returned home you would still have a job. that's how much america has changed. think about it, america. where there was no del walters because i was the first african-american on the airwaves in my hometown of wheeling, west virginia, that was the result of martin luther king's dream. >> basically, del, they paved the way for you, and you paved the way for me. that's just fact. th
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 5:00am EDT
's authenticity from that. but talk about nsa, and others, presumably picking up communications intercepted. that's been widely reported. that would be compelling evidence in my mind, we know that casualties from previous chemical weapons events have found them -- their way back to u.k., u.s., and other places. and have been analyzed and come up traces of seran and others. it is (inaudible) through communications intelligence, the u.s. has more -- presumably they are going to share in some form before they make any demonstrative moves into syria. >> we shall see. thank you very much. >> . >> at least 40 people have been killed in iraq after a series of bomb attacks. more than 150 people have been targeted. >> six drivers of trucks applying nato forces have been killed in a taliban rocket attack in the western afghan province. zero truck40 trucks have been t. the explosion took place the bomb was detonated when a nato convoy was passing by. more than 18,000 people are homeless after flooding in south sudan's upper nile state. the flood waters have also destroyed crops in low lying areas. anna cave
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 6:00pm EDT
comments when he liked his information about the million dollars nsa he said he didn't want to be an example by bradley manning, this will have a chilling effect in the future and that's the government's intents. >> reporter: after the manning episode the debate continues o t to pardon bradley manning. >> that's probably for the 2016 campaign. mike for us, appreciate it. thank you. now we have the senior managing attorney at the certainty for constitution the rights. good toe talk to you. >> on thank you. >> what's year reaction to the sentence? >> 35 years for a young man it's astonishing long. my first reaction is on the day mubarak gets out manning gets his sentence long are their someone who tour fewed people from abu grave, anybody that killed civilians in afghan san. >> safghanistan. >> what should happen to people that leaked confidential information. he signed a confidentiality at this agreement. what should happen in terms of investigate the information that he has leaked? >> right, you know, look, there has to be accountability for the people who carried out war cr
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 4:00pm EDT
. and the push ahead of the investigation of a partner who helped edward snowden leak nsa secrets. >> we're going get to the wall street in just a moment, but let's go to the snowden piece. can we get to the snowden piece? all right. the saga surrounding the tension of the partner of a journalist who helped nsa leaker edward snowden moved to a courtroom today. david miranda's lawyers want the police to stop seeing the material that they seized on sunday: we have more now from london. >> reporter: the court's decision can best be described as a partial victory for both sides. david miranda's lawyers came here hoping to persuade the court that their client had been detained illegally when the police stopped him at heathrow. they used legislation designed to stop terrorist suspect but not journalists. the equipment seized from their client should be returned to their client and the police should be barred from examining the material on that equipment. the equipment included a laptop and memory sticks. it was confident and the confidentiality of it should be preserved. however, the police said the r
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 8:00pm EDT
their investigating report that the national security agency hacked into un internal communications. the former nsa contractor edward snowden has provided documents that prove the spying charge. it shows the nsa was secretly monitoring the un's videoconferencing system just last year. >> a military will be deciding life behind bars or death sentence for nidal hasan. the sentencing phase is expected to last about two or three days. the jury is hearing impact statements from those affected by the mass killing. >>> president obama has given the nation's highest military honor in a ceremony at the white house. the army staff sergeant carter was awarded the medal of honor. >>> doctors at duke university are experimenting with a new approach to treat overweight patients. they are encouraging them not to loose, just to maintain their weight. they divided nearly 200 obese or overweight african american women in two groups. half of the women received the usual weight loss counseling, the other group were put in a program called shape. they were given a ymca membership, and told to eat better. the goal was t
Aug 8, 2013 6:30am EDT
's decision to grant asylum to nsa whistleblower edward snowden. snowden has been holed up for weeks at a moscow airport. the president still plans to attend the g20 summit in st. petersburg, russia in september. that's after some u.s. members called for a boycot of the gathering. >>> an iowa woman making a big splash at a kansas city royals game. jessica mccoy spent close to five minutes pacing, waving and swimming in the outfield fountain. she says she doesn't remember any of it, so now she is facing charges of trespassing, resisting arrest and so lissitying a police officer. mccoy won't be banned from attending future game. >>> we'll be right back. [monotone] she says, "switch to progressive and you could save hundreds." call or click today. >>> r and b star usher released a statement thanking all of those who helped save his son from a near drowning accident at his home in atlanta. the singer said he especially wanted to thank the two true heros who saved his son. two men were installing sound equipment at usher's home when his 5-year-old got stuck in a pool drain trying to get
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 2:00pm EDT
host issues, whether it be the nsa surveillance program, immigration, domestic issues, whether to shut down the government over the president's healthcare plan, which largely goes into effect on october 1st. so perhaps this is -- and it certainly has been in the past. i don't know if it is in this case. perhaps this is part of the white house calculation. and as david very astutely pointed out a little while ago, if the white house were to quote, unquote win this debate, and get this authorization in congress, it would certainly weaken republicans and strengthen the president's hand. you hate to think that cynically when we are talking about issues like that but this is washington after all. we all have been doing this for quite some time. it's not surprising. >> so if you just joining united states, let me recap. we can take a quick break and pick it up on the other side of the break. basically, the president did make a statement in the rose garden about -- about a half hour ago, surprising many people saying that he will seek authorization from congress for military strikes in syria
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 6:00pm EDT
because the united states especially in recent months with the nsa scandal and what not did lose a lot of -- a lot of its credibility. so putin can continue to push that message. >> saying it's all talk but why is putin speaking now? >> well, i mean he's speaking now because it has been a week since -- or 10 days since the -- since the strike, the chemical strike, and putin has been sort of speaking here and there in one sentence or less and also his foreign ministry has been speaking quite a bit. so there has been a lot of conversation going on. and so there was speaking in the far east right now. >> russia and iran have warned a u.s. attack could have catastrophic repercussions in the region. what do you think that means? >> well, i think what putin, i think what he means is that at the has little to lose or assad has little to lose, listen 100,000 people died. if it is true he is the one who used chemical weapons, he can do it again and if he does have nothing to lose, then, he -- the cat two astromh can be more neeta kruschavev, appreciate your time. >> thank you british lawmakers
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